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Opinion | Inflated textbook prices reflect larger issues in the education system

Opinion | Inflated textbook prices reflect larger issues in the education system

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist February 1, 2021
Senior staff columnist Dalia Maeroff looks into the consequences of universities requiring students to purchase overly expensive textbooks
Opinion | Expand the use of OERs

Opinion | Expand the use of OERs

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist September 4, 2019
Students should take full advantage of the resources that the University offers, especially since the University has implemented Open Educational Resources.
The Pitt student book exchange allows students to buy and sell notes and textbooks.

Students use Facebook to create community

By Jacq Flash, for The Pitt News January 7, 2019
Facebook’s groups feature has become a way to connect people with similar interests or goals.
Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Columnist September 21, 2018
Being a college student is expensive. With average costs of books per academic year already soaring past the $1,000 mark, it only makes sense for professors to do everything they can to supplement information instead of mandating pricier new editions.
Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer May 30, 2018

Thousands of students flock to Oakland every August to attend one of the most costly public schools in the United States. These students will either go The University Store on Fifth to buy their textbooks...

Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture, textbook written by Pitt Professor Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D.  (Photo by Rachel Glasser | News Editor)

Pitt professors teach what they write

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer September 13, 2017

Few students enjoy buying textbooks for their classes, but Olivia Raymond was eager to  purchase her elementary statistics textbook last spring knowing its author would also be her professor. “I...

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